YOUTHWORKS- Daily Prayer Journey
Sunday: Pray for the spiritual preparation of the mission team.
Pray the team will be spiritually prepared for the work and war they are sure to face.
Monday: Pray for the flexibility of the mission team.
Pray our teams will be flexible in their planning and discern what God wants to accomplish on the mission trip.
Tuesday: Pray for the health, safety, and travel of the mission team.
Pray the mission team will experience safe travel and good health while on the mission trip.
Wednesday: Pray for the spiritual wisdom and loving service of the mission team.
Pray the team members will be abundantly wise and discerning as well as filled with love for those whom they will serve and share with.
Thursday: Pray for the Spirit to open blinded eyes and that unbelievers would see Christ in all of his glory.
Pray that the Holy Spirit would go ahead of your mission team and prepare the hearts of the lost to respond to Christ and that the Spirit would draw unbelievers to Christ through the preaching of the gospel.
Friday: Pray for the spiritual development, strength, and growth of the community that your teams will work with.
Pray for the community to have strength, growth, and success in fulfilling God’s disciple-making mission in their situation.
Reminder: Please start your Covid Tracking forms on Thursday June 17th!
**All vaccinated youth do NOT need to get a Covid Test before our trip. **
Each family will personally receive an announcement page with where we are staying & how to get in touch with us in case of an emergency.
*We will be showering at a local YMCA so please pack a bathing suit (2 piece bathing suits are ok for showering). Don't forget shower shoes and a showering bag or tote to carry your toiletries in.
**To the best of my knowledge we do have air conditioning so if you would like to bring a small fan that is ok - large fans are not needed.
To all my allergy people - please text me what food you like to eat (brand name and all) so I can food shop for y'all!
Here is a run down of our evening activities after an awesome day of work: Monday: Community Q & A - meet members of the community.
Wednesday: Prayer Walk and City Island
Thursday: Cookout and Food Drive
CARE KIT DONATIONS
We are excited to serve communities in any way we can this summer. Some groups may make care kits for the community. We welcome donations for these care kits.
Some things you could bring:
• New white tube socks, new plain white t-shirts, flip flops, backpacks
• Toiletries: Soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer, deodorant
• Cleaning: Paper towels, tissue packs, toilet paper, unopened cleaning supplies, rubber gloves, laundry detergent
• Fun things: Arts and craft supplies, small safe toys, playing cards
• Baby things: diapers, diaper cream, formula, soft baby items like wash cloths, blankets, hats, socks, etc.
Friday Shenanigans: We will be going to Lake Tobias Wildlife Park and Safari!! We plan to be there when it opens at 10:00 - go on the Wildlife Safari first then Visit the park. On our way home we will stop to eat a nice meal together before arriving safe and sound in Whippany NJ!!
**Parents - please remember this is a time for your child(ren) to leave any drama behind. We will be concentrating on them learning to focus on themselves, connecting with other youth and community members and most importantly diving deeper into their faith.
Phones are to be used as cameras to record the fabulous week they are having. If we find a youth texting or calling people back home (especially on the worksite) - their phone will be taken away. By all means - a good morning or sweet dreams to members at home is always encouraged!!
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Thank you for raising such caring - compassionate youth who are willing to take time out of their summer to help those in need. It is awesome to work with youth who know the value of kindness and importance of showing others their worth.
They truly know the meaning of...
Never looking down on someone unless they are helping them up & remembering only God sits that high!
We are truly blessed to work along side one another! Thank you!
We are happy to announce that we are one again truly blessed with
the opportunity to attend our mission trips this summer.
In June, our one mission team is heading to Harrisburg, PA and in July
the other team is traveling to Grundy County, TN.
This is a great opportunity for us to share the love of God with those in deep need.
We will participate with a group of volunteers to meet the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of the people in the local communities. We are sharing this information because through no fault of our own (because of the pandemic) all fundraising has come to a halt for our two mission teams for the past 15 months. Now…..we need your help!!
Would you please consider being a prayer partner and/or a financial sponsor for our 2021 Mission Teams. Here is what you need to do:
Mail in: Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church of Whippany (or FPCW) in the memo please write – Youth Mission Trip
Mail it to The First Presbyterian Church of Whippany 494 Route 10 Whippany, NJ 07981
**All donations are tax deductible.